Law: Puccio for the Defense

Is Von Bulow's victorious lawyer a paragon or publicity hound?

Two mornings after a Providence jury acquitted Claus von Bulow, his defense lawyer, Thomas Puccio, arrived at his brand-new office in the Wall Street firm of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan. He was just in time to settle a dispute between his secretary and a decorator over where to put the black leather sofa and chair in relation to his black lacquer desk and bookcase. The firm's partner of two months should be greeting many a new client from behind that desk. For in the wake of his Von Bulow victory last week, commentators across the country are suddenly ranking him...

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